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CONTROL DATA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES INTENT TO ACQUIRE CANADIAN INTEGRATION COMPANY

 ARDEN HILLS, Minn., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Control Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAT) announced today it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Antares Electronics Inc., a Canadian systems integration company based in Ottawa, Canada. Terms of the transaction are still being negotiated. The acquisition is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 1993.
 Antares Electronics Inc. is a privately held national systems integration company providing specialized microcomputer-based solutions in the areas of enterprise-wide networking and integration. The company, founded in 1985, has annual revenues of approximately $65 million Canadian (U.S. $50 million). Antares employs approximately 170 people and has sales offices in Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver, Canada.
 Antares provides expertise in integrating multi-vendor, microcomputer solutions. The company markets its own network utilities along with advanced technologies from other partners. Antares' primary markets are the government and commercial sectors, including companies in the financial, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries.
 "The strategic goals of our two companies are very complementary," said Jim Ousley, president and CEO of Control Data Systems, Inc. "Antares' expertise in microcomputer integration coupled with our experience in larger, enterprise-wide environments will provide our Canadian customers with a full range of total integration solutions. The announcement of this transaction, the recently-completed acquisition of Evernet Systems, Inc. in the U.S., and other transactions in Europe and Asia, underscore Control Data's commitment to become a leading global systems integration company."
 "Antares sees this as an exceptional opportunity to create a dominant force in Canada," said Jan Kaminski, president and CEO of Antares Electronics Inc. "Antares has developed a strong reputation for successfully delivering large multi-vendor microcomputer networks. To combine our capabilities with the skills, expertise and financial strength of an internationally recognized organization like Control Data Systems, is a very exciting opportunity for both our customers and our employees."
 Control Data Systems, Inc. is a global systems integrator, applying the skills and experience of its computer professionals - "Control Data Brainware(TM)" - to the implementation of open systems solutions for the operational problems of customers worldwide. The company focuses its expertise on integrating computer solutions to business specific problems, primarily in manufacturing design, network communication, and database management. Control Data Systems Canada, Ltd., based in Toronto, was originally established in Canada in 1962 and has offices in eight cities across the country.
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 /CONTACT: Charlotte Fransen of Control Data Systems, 612-482-4857; Tom Ray of Control Data Systems Canada, Ltd., 416-629-5122; or Jan Kaminski of Antares Electronics Inc., 613-228-5216/
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